Story By: Conor Sheils, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Newsflash
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has posted a painting showing pro-Iran figures including Bashar Al-Assad and the leader of Hezbollah praying at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque.
The post was entitled “Liberators of Jersualem”, and showed a crowd praying with Jerusalem’s Dome of The Rock visible in the background.
In the painting a number of pro-Iran figures can be spotted including Hezbollah’s leader, Hassan Nasrallah, alongside the political leader of Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh, and Syrian leader Bashar Al-Assad.
Ziad al-Nakhala, the political leader of Palestinian Islamic Jihad and the leader of Yemen’s Houthi rebels, Abdul-Malik Badreddin al-Houthi are also spotted among the crowd.
The late Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, who was killed by a US air strike in January is seen gazing down on the crowd from the clouds.
The positioning of the Syrian leader has raised eyebrows among some netizens who spotted that he is in the third row and far away from the front despite Syria and Iran’s alliance during Syria’s ongoing civil war.
Writer Joey Ayoub tweeted: “Bashar Assad is hidden away because even Khamenei’s people think he’s irrelevant. You can’t make satire when this is reality.”
The controversial snap comes just days after the Iranian leader posted an anti-Israel poster echoing the Nazi’s infamous ‘final solution’.
The earlier snap featured the late general Qassem Soleimani alongside the text: “The final solution: Resistance is referendum.”
The image showed people celebrating at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem alongside the ‘final solution’ term.
The final solution is a term used by the Nazis during World War II for the Holocaust.
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